Good Morning MOTleyville, It's Sunday July 14th, 2013

Mot should be here every morning @ 6:30 am
6 year old boy is trapped in a sand dune
A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition today at a Chicago hospital after he was trapped for more than three hours beneath a massive sand dune that collapsed on top of him at an Indiana park, a hospital spokeswoman told ABC News.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was walking with his parents along the sand dunes by Lake Michigan near Mount Baldy at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park on Friday when a 124-foot sand dune swallowed him and took him under.

"[The boy's parents] didn't actually see the initial collapse," park ranger Bruce Rowe with the National Park Service told ABC News' Chicago station WLS-TV. "But when they got to him, they could actually see him for a little bit, tried to dig him out and that's when the total collapse, as they described it, happened."


moon watching

If you only glance at the sky now and then, you may think it's pretty much the same every night. Regular sky watchers know better, and are aware of the constant changes the sky undergoes.

 Take the moon, for example. Although most people know that the moon revolves around the Earth, they may never have noticed this movement with their own eyes. This week we get a chance to do exactly that.

 The problem is that much of the time the moon is in an open reach of sky, and there are no fixed points to mark its movement. This week it passes close to the bright star Spica and the planet Saturn in the constellation Virgo. [Stunning Night Sky Photos by Stargazers (July 2013)]

 On Sunday night (July 14), the moon will be well to the right of Spica (in the northern hemisphere...reverse left and right if you're south of the equator) in the evening sky.

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